Joaquín Barriendos teaches Latin American Cultural Studies at Columbia University. He has been fellow-researcher at the Institute National d’Histoire de l’Art, and visiting-researcher in the Program in Museum Studies (New York University). His current courses examine the interplays between visuality and contemporary Latin American art, with an emphasis on social movements, artists networks, geopolitics of art, visual translatability, conceptualist practices, and institutional critique. Professor Barriendos is a member of the International Association of Art Critics, serves as a member of ILAS' Executive Committee, collaborates with the Visual Culture in Europe Network, and is Chief Academic Curator of the Juan Acha Archive. He serves as well in the Editorial Board of Journal of Visual Culture (SAGE), Revista Hispánica Moderna (Columbia University, N.Y.), Shift: Graduate Journal of Visual and Material Culture, and Journal of Global Studies and Contemporary Art (University of Barcelona). His book "Geoestética y transculturalidad" was awarded in 2007 the annual prize on art theory, conferred by the Fundació Espais d'Art Contemporani. In 2010 he was commissioned to edit a multi-authored book, "Global Circuits: The Geography of Art and the New Configurations of Critical Thought". His current research interests include Latin American Art Archives, Memory and Museum Studies, Critical Human Rights, Geopolitics of Global Art, and Postcolonial Cultural Diplomacy.